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Taking the truck to a FLEXOFF

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by AnthonyG, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. AnthonyG

    AnthonyG 1/2 ton status

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    I havn't been on here for a while so i will tell you all about my truck then ask for help

    It is 85 GMC 2500
    It has a lincon locked 14bff
    open D60
    built th400 with shift kit and an alison converter
    454 going in this weekend
    4" springs up front
    shackel flip with 4 leaf pack and 2" block for added flex ability
    trimmed fenders up front and no box and bobbed frame
    and finaly 38.5x15x16.5 groundhawgs

    I am going to a flexoff on the 29th and i am trying to get ready so i need some sugestions for added flex

    ok with the box and front shocks on i could pick up 1 rear tire 4.5 feet off the ground befor lifting a tire
    I took off the box for now ( i am waiting for more $$$ to build a flatbed)
    I am going to take the front shocks off
    I am not running rear shocks right now
    my question is will i pull a tire off the ground with no weight on the back and what els can i do to flex better
    let me know your ideas
    anthony
     
  2. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    having the bed of will make your frame flex MAD. i would put a 300lb weight on the frame as well. use the springs as much as possible.
    Grant
     
  3. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    I would drop a few pound of air in the front drivers side and rear passengers side tires (those are the ones you would run up the ramp). /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    felxoff huh? better hope da knight isnt there...

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    /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif that rig is so damn cool... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif tires dont even appear to be particularly aired down either. yikes... prolly only stopped cause the ramp was about to end...

    j
     
  5. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I wouldn't drive without your front shocks. Maybe take them off when ya get there...

    One thing that will help ya flex is opening up or removing your spring clamps all together! My are off in the rear and opened in the front...

    Also, make sure your spring bushings aren't over tightened. Maybe even lube them up...

    And like someone else said, drop your air pressure. I run 35x15.50x15 TSLs on a 15x10 rim and have goen down to 9-11 psi without problems.
     
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    just remember there arent any ramps while your out wheeling. and short wheelbase rigs might have half the suspension travel you do but they will score higher just because your so long. half the rigs in my club are jeeps and when we are out crawling I can out climb and go over way more things than they can but on a ramp I can just score a 1000 when others score better.
     
  7. AnthonyG

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    ok my spring clamps are already off and it helps quite a bit.
    my tires are 16.5's so i can't air down too much
    the truck is living on a trailer for a whils so i won't be driving it up there it is about 90 miles or so to the flexoff

    well we will see what happens and take lots of pics
    thanks
    anthony
     

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